What I love most about design is the diversity. There is so much room to be an individual and find your own niche within the creative cohort. Throughout my four years of study I have been pushed to what I thought was my creative limits and then that ‘lightbulb’ moment happens and you’re taken in an entirely new direction. This degree has shown me that this is no limit in design, there is always something new and different to learn.
My honours year has given me the chance to focus my studies on what has always been my passion; magazine and layout design. It has allowed me to explore this area in much more detail and my project focuses on how magazine design and its elements change according to their target audience.
What was the reason for you to study visual communication?
Ever since I can remember I have always been creative and loved art. This passion followed me throughout school and I knew I wanted to be in the creative industry, so this degree seemed to be the right fit for me. From day one, I have absolutely loved it.
Whilst studying design, what is the most significant thing you have learned?
For me, there were two things, to accept criticism from others and be less critical of my own work. Design is so subjective and being able to accept criticism of your work, even if you don’t agree with it, is paramount.
A fashion and lifestyle magazine that aims to inspire its readers and explore both local gems and the rest of the world.
This Magazine is a visual expression of my honours year research into layout design and how this can be used to sustain and attract readership.